MARIETTA, Ohio - Vegetable farmers can earn pesticide credits and get a leg up on the competition for the 2002 growing season through a program offered by Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State Extension will hold a Vegetable School Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington State Community College in Marietta, OH. The aim of the school is to extend new knowledge from Ohio State to area producers. A $7 registration fee paid at the door includes lunch and snacks.
Ohio State experts will share the latest research relating to sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetable crops grown in the area and will answer producer questions and help producers prepare their management plan for the 2002 season. Topics to be discussed include selecting sweet corn varieties and specialty lettuce varieties, organic production, producing transplants and managing soil quality. Managing insects and diseases in a variety of crop conditions, as well as effectively managing weeds will also be discussed.
For more information on the program contact the Marietta County office of Ohio State Extension at (740) 376-7431. Participants are encouraged make reservations by Dec. 10.